Day 40 in España – ¡fiestas, the 4th of July, and a new piercing!
Colorado College / Salamanca / sophomore year / Spain / Summer / Travel

Day 40 in España – ¡fiestas, the 4th of July, and a new piercing!

So… Today was the last day of Spanish 306 with Professor Salvino Bizzarro. Because we had accomplished all of our homework yesterday – the presentations on poem analysis in class, plus the one page response paper – all we had left to do was finish writing and editing our final paper. I chose to answer … Continue reading

Day 27 in España – ¡”Play It Again, Sam”, and Karaoke Night!
Colorado College / Salamanca / sophomore year / Spain / Summer / Travel

Day 27 in España – ¡”Play It Again, Sam”, and Karaoke Night!

So… Today we had another afternoon movie session. This time the movie was Play It Again, Sam, a 1972 film written by and starring Woody Allen, based on his Broadway play. It was a hilarious parody of the movie Casablanca, but in this movie the main character (played by Woody Allen) received dating advice from Humphrey Bogart (who … Continue reading

Day 26 in España – ¡Casablanca!
Colorado College / Salamanca / sophomore year / Spain / Summer / Travel

Day 26 in España – ¡Casablanca!

So… Today was the first ‘movie afternoon’ planned for the block. I was actually quite excited because 1) I have never watched the movie Casablanca before, and 2) we would all be watching at Rafa’s cafe in the afternoon, which meant that we could munch on snacks and have a nice cold drink while watching said … Continue reading

Week 4, Day 25 in España – ¡Spanish 306 with Salvino!
Colorado College / Salamanca / sophomore year / Spain / Summer / Travel

Week 4, Day 25 in España – ¡Spanish 306 with Salvino!

So… Today was the first day of Block B with professor Salvino Bizzarro. We spent the class going over the syllabus and what Sal expected of us. Apparently, there would be a lot of changes in terms of reading schedules and when we read certain short stories. Spanish 306 is different from Spanish 305 in … Continue reading

Day 19 in España – ¡Adiós Jill y Owen!
Salamanca / sophomore year / Spain / Travel

Day 19 in España – ¡Adiós Jill y Owen!

So… Today was an interesting day because we had (part of) our class outside. Although we were studying Spanish language in Spain, I felt as if I was missing out on exploring the city and experiencing Spanish culture – myself and my fellow 305 classmates definitely considered Rafa’s internet cafe, Second Home, as our second home (pun intended), … Continue reading

Week 3, Day 18 in España – the final debate & tours
Salamanca / sophomore year / Spain / Travel

Week 3, Day 18 in España – the final debate & tours

So… Today was a presentation-filled day in class. Jill decided to visit our class sometime during the early morning so Clara decided to have us start the class with the last group debate. Amairani and Agustin were pro-immigration, white Hanna and Josie were against it. Jill later on said that she enjoyed the debate, even … Continue reading

Day 15 in España – “¡Vamos Rafa!” and meeting Jill Tiefenthaler
Colorado College / Salamanca / sophomore year / Spain / Summer / Travel

Day 15 in España – “¡Vamos Rafa!” and meeting Jill Tiefenthaler

So… Today was pretty interesting. Definitely a bit nerve-racking, but also pretty interesting. It was my turn to present a titular in front of class today, so I chose to talk about an article from the newspaper El País regarding whether or not parents should be fined because their children have repeatedly landed in the … Continue reading